Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Proposed Regulation

The story about United dragging a passenger off an overbooked plane highlights how crazy the current system is. I would not go so far as to say that airlines should never overbook, but it seems that when they overbook, they should fully bear the consequences. Show More Summary

The Rich Aren't Getting Richer

This paper by Fatih Guvenen and Greg Kaplan is worth a read by anyone interested in inequality trends. An important excerpt: Since 2000, different measures of top income inequality have exhibited very different trends. Top income shares...Show More Summary

The Myth of Stagnant Income

This paper by Bruce Sacerdote is worth noting: Despite the large increase in U.S. income inequality, consumption for families at the 25th and 50th percentiles of income has grown steadily over the time period 1960-2015. The number of...Show More Summary

How the heck did they choose that name?

If anyone knows why this GPS car tracker has the name it does, please let me know.

Economics Teaching Workship

I will be speaking at the University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop on April 22. If you are interested in more information, click here.

A Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

Tax policy nerds will enjoy this detailed and thoughtful discussion of the proposed Brady-Ryan tax reforms by University of Chicago law professor David Weisbach.

Econ 101 for Potus 45

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.

An Odds-On Bet

According to the betting odds over at Ladbrokes, President Trump is more likely to resign or be impeached than he is to serve a full term.

Swagel on Tax Reform

My old friend Phill Swagel has good things to say about the Brady-Ryan tax reform.

Three Cheers for Kevin Hassett

Numerous news reports suggest that President Trump will tap Kevin Hassett to chair the Council of Economic Advisers. This would be an excellent choice. Here is an overview of Kevin's perspectives on economic policy, and here is my old review of his book Dow 36,000.

You have got to be kidding me

If I did not know the source, I might have thought that this report was from The Onion : The Trump administration is considering changing how U.S. trade deficits are calculated, a move that would make the deficit look larger on paper, the Wall Street Journal reported. Show More Summary

The Path Ahead on Climate Change

Click here to read an article in today's NY Times that I coauthored with Martin Feldstein and Ted Halstead.

Macro/Finance Summer Camp

Grad students and young faculty with interests in macro and finance should consider this opportunity.

Policy Summer Camps

Undergraduates with interests in public policy should consider this opportunity and this one as well.

Econ Theory Summer Camp

Graduate students with an interest in economic theory may be interested in considering this opportunity.

Good News at Harvard College

The Crimson reports: Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring, beating out the second-largest class—Life Sciences 1b: “An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution”—by a hefty margin of about 150 students.

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